Ian Curran

Ex video store alum. RIP Xtra-Vision

Put some respect on the 3 ⭐️ movie.

Favorite films

  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • The Shining
  • Scream
  • Jaws

Recent activity

  • See No Evil


  • The Truman Show


  • Casino Royale


  • Little Fockers


Pinned reviews

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


    As vibrant and visually complex as Into The Spiderverse. In some ways Across The Spiderverse inproved on the orginals visuals by adding a more impressionistic tone, particularly in Gwen’s world.

    The extra runtime allowed us stay in the beautiful animation for longer which is never a bad thing. Unfortunately the story and plotting weren’t as tight as the original; parts of the movie really dragged. Also, how the film chose to end its story, particularly when you take into account its extra runtime, left me feeling a little shortchanged.

    Overall I really enjoyed it, but there’s just something unsatisfying about how the story panned out.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


    You know your watching something truly original and special when your eyes struggle to make sense of the pictures in front of you.

Recent reviews

  • See No Evil

    See No Evil


    A recently blinded young woman played by Mia Farrow moves in with her Aunt and Uncle in their stately manor. When she returns home one evening to find her family slaughtered, Farrow becomes trapped in a cat-and-mouse dynamic with a maniac killer!

    This was a pretty solid thriller that has some real personality courtesy of Farrows convincing performance and the solid score from Bernstein. I particularly liked how the film was staged. There’s a real tension in how Mia’s character…

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show


    One of the great, modern existential movies about freedom and truth. It challenges the notion of authenticity within popular media by asking: how true can an experience be when any part of it is staged? It’s a question that cuts right to the heart of our modern fascination with reality television; an addictive phenomena that scratches our worst itches.

    Don’t worry, I’ll get off my pulpit before I go full hypocrite. After all I did watch the season premiere of…

Popular reviews

  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark


    I try to avoid hyperbole as much as I can, but Im 100% guilty of waxing lyrical about things that move me, or with stuff I feel is important.

    It’s not an exaggeration to say The Sopranos is one of the greatest TV shows ever made—that’s just consensus. Where I run the risk of jumping from effusive to full blown atomic hyperbole, is when I say The Sopranos is one of the most important pieces of art from the last…

  • Barbarian



    “Who the fu€k is staying in my house?”

    A horror movie that unfolds like a Russian doll of tense, dark twists but whose core is a sharp—and at times humorous and tender—look at the horrors of trusting someone. This film is one of the better social allegories I’ve seen in a long time.

    It’s hard to talk about this movie without spoiling it so I wont say much more than this: Barbarian is all the parts of Malignant I enjoyed…